E. Faye Butler and the cast of Goodman Theatre’s “Crowns”
“Does anyone still wear a hat?” bellows the embittered Joanne, as memorably originated by Elaine Stritch in the 1970 musical Company.
Why, yes. Yes, they do. And they’re mighty proud of it, too.
Inspired by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry’s 2000 book that explores the rich history black women have with wearing ornate church hats, playwright Regina Taylor has crafted a joyful, colorful celebration with Crowns, which is receiving its 10-year anniversary production at the Goodman, directed by Taylor.
Just like the Ephron’s Love, Loss, and What I Wore, the relationship many women have with clothing and accessories is closely tied to memories and emotions. And, let’s not lie, there’s a bit of superficial joy to wearing a flattering item — be it a dress, a pair of heels or a hat. Pride in appearance isn’t necessarily a sin. Read the full review on The Huffington Post >